01 Aug 2015

Media ……. my last entry at FDL

From the very first the media – newspapers and such – has been first and foremost about selling stuff. And that means advertising. And the more people read these first newspapers and then magazines, the more advertising could be sold and the more could be charged for it. It’s as

28 Jul 2015

Over Easy: Thunder Storms

I was talking the other day with my sister and the subject of thunder storms came up. We have them up here in Ohio but not like the kind we had in Florida. Not by a long shot. From mid June or so until around the end of September, sometimes

21 Jul 2015

Over Easy: It’s Electric

First off before I get into the subject of this post, here is a little something. And article in The New Yorker -The Really Big One.This is not tin hat stuff, this serious shit. According to the article and research it could come any time. That in this area –

14 Jul 2015

Over Easy: You deserve a BRICS today.

While Germany and France and all are trying to destroy Greece with their TROIKA demands. Not mentioned in the western MSM, the BRICS [Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa] nations held their current summit in  Ufa, Russia.  As Mike Whitney puts it in Counterpunch; Let’s cut to the chase: Leaders

07 Jul 2015

Over Easy: Summer Vacation

The first year we spent in Naples Florida after moving there my family discovered two things. First that come June the whole town pretty much emptied out and  the reason was that it was just too bloody hot and humid to stick around. Even though the gulf was close by,

30 Jun 2015

Over Easy: Marriage

Well the SCOTUS has said that it’s legal for LGBT people to get married in the whole US of A, so that’s settled. Or is it. According to wikipedia: Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognized union or legal contract between spouses that establishes rights

24 Jun 2015

The wrong lizard might get it …

“On its world”, said Ford “The people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people.” “Odd,” said Arthur, “I thought you said it was a democracy.” “I did,” said Ford. “It is.” “So,” said Arthur, hoping he wasn’t sounding ridiculously obtuse,

23 Jun 2015

Over Easy: The Cleveland Metro Parks

One of the parts of Cleveland I enjoy the most is the Cleveland Metropolitan Park System or Metro Parks AKA the Emerald Necklace. The oldest park district in Ohio, the Cleveland Metropolitan Park District was born in 1917, the initiative of a young, self-taught engineer who had conceived the idea

16 Jun 2015

Over Easy: Code…writers

This presentation on Blomberg – for lack of a better word – was linked and posted to my FB page. It’s is an explanation of what coding on a computer actually means and it’s intended for clueless managers and administrators who do not understand why they need to have software

09 Jun 2015

Over Easy: Dmitry Orlov

Dmitry Orlov is an engineer or rather and ex-engineer who had the experience of living on the former Soviet Union and the US at the time of the USSR collapse. He got to see and experience first hand what happens and how a major economic system self destructs over time